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07.05.2015 - Nõmme Kalju are approaching the Levadia's record set in 2009. If they will manage to go past Narva Trans and FC Infonet (both ties away) they will receive Levadia (!) on the 23rd of May with the chance to establish a new all-time record in Premium Liiga with 10 clubs.

Meanwhile, Kalju will take on FC Flora again on the Estonian Cup semifinal set for the 13th of May at the A.LeCoq Arena at 19:00. 

Sergei Terehhov was elected Best Premium Liiga coach for April.

Artjom Dmitrjev is one game away from suspension.

A vintage Sergei Terehhov (ESBL.ee)

A vintage Sergei Terehhov (ESBL.ee)

29.04.2015 - 'The responsibility that comes with the coaching job is a source of stress,' told Sergei Terehhov to Õhtuleht.ee, revealing that, even in such short time, he has got used to his new job and every day, week and month, he learns something new. 'This job is full of responsibility, as a player you can wait the next training without having an headache - you do only what you are told to.'
Apparently Terehhov has overcome the difficulties very well since Nõmme Kalju are on 8-win streak since start of season and have Levadia's 2009 record (11 win) in the target. Before continuining the successful start in Premium Liiga, Nõmme Kalju have a cup quarter-finals game against former Premium Liiga club Lokomotiv Jõhvi. The latters have given up to Esiliiga status and are now in II.Liiga where they lead the table of East-South group. Terehhov will probably opt for a bit of rotation however the semifinal token should not be in doubt.

21.04.2015 - Seven out of seven, Nõmme Kalju's season has started with an impressive series of win that have launched the Tallinn's club at the head of the Premium Liiga table. The upcoming game against FC Infonet for week 8 might consolidate Kalju's leadership. Shall Terehhov&Co. hit 8 wins out of 8, the Levadia's record (11 wins in a row at the start) would be at hand in the double confrontation with Narva Trans (week 9 and 10) and the second tie against FC Infonet (week 11). During the impressive series, Nõmme Kalju have also got rid of FC Flora (2-0) of Sillamäe (3-2) and last weekend of FC Levadia (2-0, highlights below) with all games played away.

15.04.2015 - The tiny win against Pärnu Linnameeskond (1-0 thanks to a penalty transformed by Ats Purje) has helped Kalju to rise their record of best start of a season.
6 wins in a row had happened only two times before in the history of Premium Liiga/Meistriliiga with 10 teams.
The record belongs to Levadia who set that both in 2006 and 2009. In each situation, they turned Champions at the end of the season. Levadia went on to win also the 7th game.
On Sunday Nõmme Kalju are set to 'travel' to Kadriorg for the derby against Levadia.
The all-time record in 10-club Premium Liiga belongs to Levadia 2009 hitting 11 wins in a row until their run was stopped by Sillamäe (1-1 in Eastern Estonia).

All the best starts since Premium Liiga is made up of 10 clubs

All the best starts since Premium Liiga is made up of 10 clubs

The moment when Voskoboinikov injured himself on Sillamäe's artificial pitch (ERR screenshot)

The moment when Voskoboinikov injured himself on Sillamäe's artificial pitch (ERR screenshot)

14.04.2015 – The Nõmme Kalju official website informed with a press release on Sunday that Vladimir Voskoboinikov will nurse injury for 2-3 months. The doctor have diagnosed a collateral ligaments injury.

09.04.2015 – In an interview to the club's YouTube channel, Kalju's coach Sergei Terehhov said that entity of Vladimir Voskoboinikov injury is not yet known. He also admitted that both Ats Purje and Hidetoshi Wakui are suffering from smaller injuries and their presence on Saturday in the derby game against Flora is not certain.

06.04.2015 – The win at Sillamäe (3-2) marks the Kalju's magic start of season. 4 wins out of 4 games, it never happened in Kalju's history in Premium Liiga.
The closest they got has been 3 out of 4 (and not in a row) several times during the past 7 seasons since they were promoted (2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013).
Last season it would have also been a 3 out of 4, however the first win against FC Infonet was scrapped off for a bureaucratic blunder.

Vosko's hard landing in Sillamäe (screenshot from ETV)

Vosko's hard landing in Sillamäe (screenshot from ETV)

However, this small achievement reached in Eastern Estonia, might cost Kalju a lot in terms of injuries. Vladimir Voskoboinikov left the pitch at the end of first half after what looked like a knee sprain.
Ats Purje was knocked hard by Andrei Sidorenkov and left before the full-time whistle. The club has not released an official medical bulletting, however, of the two, only Purje seems able to recover before the derby against Flora on Saturday. A lenghty break shall be expected for 'Vosko' who had scored two goals in the first three games.

In the overall balance of the Derby, Flora have won 13 out 28 clashes with Kalju bringing home only 8. In the past two seasons Kalju have had the upper hand winning twice and drawing another one.

'Jalka's April issue is out.

'Jalka's April issue is out.

27.03.2015 – In a short interview to magazine 'Jalka', club's president, Kuno Tehva, spoke regarding the so-called 'Superclub'. Mentioned once by Sergei Pareiko as the chance for an Estonian club to attract internationals back to Estonia and try to manage to break through in the European Cups, the theme was debated on the pages of the April issue (already out and available for 2,20€ at all newsagents of the country).

Being the owner of one of the top-clubs in Estonia, Kuno was asked which, in his opinion, could become a superclub. 'The superclub is Flora,' replied Tehva 'Levadia tried also to complete the team, however things didn't work. Sander Puri went to Ireland, Tarmo Kink to Scotland.'
You can read more on the Superclub topic in Jalka's article by Siim Kera (pages from 21 to 23) with further words from Ott Järvela (Õhtuleht sport editor-in-chief), Veiko Soo (Premium Liiga development manager) and Ingemar Teever (Levadia's striker).

Andre Järva has been entertaining himself with football bios during the winter preseason: Mart Poom, Neymar and our Andrea Pirlo (Twitter)

Andre Järva has been entertaining himself with football bios during the winter preseason: Mart Poom, Neymar and our Andrea Pirlo (Twitter)

26.03.2015 – In an interview appeared on Soccernet.ee three days ago, Kalju's talent Andre Järva spoke about his heart problems he suffered from during last season and preventing him from playing football. 'This problem was diagnosed already 6 years ago,' told Järva to the Estonian portal, he is not 18 'they already prohibited me to play football, however, after further checks, they allowed again.' Upon joining Kalju, loads test suggested he could not continue playing. Andre did not surrender, and after visiting another doctor, he finally got the green light. 'He said that I suffer from a disease since birth which has three stages, the one I have it's the least dangerous.'
Andre has not yet collected any appearance in Premium Liiga, where he is mostly a sub (he has collected 44 minutes with the double team). 'Playing time depends exclusively upon me and coach too,' confessed the young striker.'

Meanwhile, Kalju fans have voted Ats Purje as player of the month for March (below)

Nõmme Kalju fännid on otsustanud! Märtsikuu parim mängija on Ats Purje!Loe rohkem fännide tegemiste kohta: https://www.facebook.com/pantrid

Posted by NÕMME KALJU - TOETAME NÕMMET on Monday, 23 March 2015

23.03.2015 – According to Ken Kallaste words during a press conference ahead of the national team trip to Switzerland, Joel Lindpere is dealing also with else at Nõmme Kalju. 'As far as I know,' said Ken to Delfi.ee 'he is filling the role of sport director,' left vacant by Terehhov taking on the coaching role.
Ken scored a brace against Viljandi Tulevik in a flamboyant 6-2 win on Saturday (match report here). Paradoxically, Lindpere first matter to deal with might be Kallaste's transfer to IFK if the interest from Norrköping will be revived after the international break. There's time until the 31st of March for IFK to make up its mind. According to Rumori sources, there's also a Norwegian option on the table. Everything should be clear before the end of the month, otherwise Kallaste will continue at Kalju at least until the Summer.

The club announces Lindpere debut in an attempt to catch audience for the game against newly promoted Viljandi

The club announces Lindpere debut in an attempt to catch audience for the game against newly promoted Viljandi

20.03.2015 – The 21st of March 2015 can be the date when Joel Lindpere will be making his debut with Nõmme Kalju jersey. The experienced attacking midfielder is after a call-up to travel to Switzerland with Perhsson&Co. (read more here) but teammate Vladimir Voskoboinikov might be his serious competitor for a place ticket.
Reginald has recovered from his injuries and could be in the starting XI in place of Artjom Dmitrjev.

13.03.2015 – Joel Lindpere is now officially registered as Nõmme Kalju player. The international clearance (he was previously at Banik Ostrava, CZE) came on time before Kalju's trip to Paide. Lindpere chose nr.20 and might debut in the Premium Liiga week 2 game.

11.03.2015 – In the last 6 games, Paide have managed to hold Nõmme Kalju only once when the drew in injury time on the 19th of August 2014 (5 wins for Kalju in the other confrontations). A draw that cost Kalju precious points in the title race. (Whoscored.com).

Karl Mööl is still sidelined by injury and will be back at the end of the month.